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Delta has launched yet another outstanding award flash sale, but unlike almost all of the recent deals, this time it’s in business class. And this is one of the best deals yet: nonstop award flights to Europe in Delta One for as few as 98,000 SkyMiles round-trip.
At current TPG valuations, 98,000 SkyMiles are worth approximately $1,176. Adding in taxes and fees starting at $44, this is equivalent to scoring a business-class round-trip ticket to Europe for around $1,220.
If you’re short on miles, remember that you can instantly transfer American Express Membership Rewards points into your SkyMiles account at 1:1 ratio.
Delta lists the following routes for this offer, but other routes may exist. So, head toand search around for the route of your choice to see how it’s pricing. The sale ends on Nov. 15 at 11:59pm ET, so book soon if you want to take advantage of the deal.
Routes: ATL/CVG/DTW/MSP/JFK/SEA to BCN/BRU/CDG/DUB/DUS/FRA/LHR/MAD/MUC/STR
Cost: 98,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in business class
Purchase By: November 14
Travel Dates: December 24, 2018 – May 27, 2019
Booking Link: Directly with Delta
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier Card, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip-delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Atlanta (ATL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $96 round-trip nonstop:
Atlanta (ATL) to Frankfurt (FRA) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $118 round-trip nonstop:
Atlanta (ATL) to Stuttgart (STR) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $93 round-trip nonstop:
Boston (BOS) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $304 round-trip nonstop:
Atlanta (ATL) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $304 round-trip nonstop:
Atlanta (ATL) to Munich (MUC) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $104 round-trip nonstop:
Cincinnati (CVG) to Paris (CDG) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $128 round-trip nonstop:
Detroit (DTW) to Frankfurt (FRA) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $118 round-trip nonstop:
Detroit (DTW) to London Heathrow (LHR) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $304 round-trip nonstop:
New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $47 round-trip nonstop:
Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Paris (CDG) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $128 round-trip nonstop:
Seattle (SEA) to Paris (CDG) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $128 round-trip nonstop:
New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $51 round-trip nonstop:
New York (JFK) to Frankfurt (FRA) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $118 round-trip nonstop:
New York (JFK) to Dublin (DUB) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $44 round-trip nonstop:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Barcelona (BCN) for 98,000 SkyMiles + $52 round-trip nonstop:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases to pay the taxes and fees, such as the Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you don’t have enough SkyMiles in your account, consider signing up for one of the Delta credit cards to ensure you’re able to take advantage of a deal next time one pops up. For example, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express currently comes with a bonus of 30,000 SkyMiles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months. Plus, a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase within the first three months. Also, this is a great card for defeating basic economy.
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